Christine Vo, Etc., Links

Nike + Brand Management

Nike says it’s an artistic photo. no conspiracy behind posing of surrounding team’s only Adidas endorser… EH? What do you think?

Bram Pitoyo, Christine Vo, Portland Creative/Tech Event Review

COLABORATORY Reporting Plans

Take 10 of the most driven advertising students in the country. Give them three different roles. Put them in an agency for two week for an extensive internship. Then repeat this process two more times.

Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? And we couldn’t ask for a better reporting venue when two of our authors, Christine Vo and Allison McKeever were selected to be in this program.

Here are our plans:

Allison McKeever, our official automotive blogger and a Project/Account Manager in the program is journaling her internship experience.

I hope to get in touch with some of the agencies to work out an arrangement wherein I get to shadow a team for a day and then report it creative/tech event review-style.

And if we’re lucky Christine Vo will get out of her “I’m a designer, not a writer” mode and also decided to journal her experience. Thanks, Christine!

Christine Vo, Etc., Lesson of The Moment

Resume Do’s & Don’ts

Do’s, Don’ts & Maybes


  • Have it in mutiple formats: Word, PDF, Printed, Online.
  • Design it in the style you wish to design
  • Reader friendly
  • One page
  • List items in order of importance
  • Use active verbs (Great resource for resume action verbs:
  • Emphasize relevant skills
  • Quantify if you can
  • Give concrete examples of accomplishments (“saved company 8 billion dollars”)
  • Common abbreviations and bullet points okay (avoid full sentences)


  • Lie or misrepresent yourself
  • Try to be something you aren’t
  • Use personal pronouns like ‘I’ or ‘Me’
  • List High School—nobody cares
  • Include irrelevant hobbies
  • Give reasons for termination
  • Include salary requirements or salary history
  • Include a photo of yourself
  • Mention marital status or children
  • Use cliche adjectives like “dynamic self starter”
  • Go back too far in your history


  • USE AN OBJECTIVE? Some say yes, some say no. If you’re having trouble keeping to one page then definitely no. If you do use an objective make sure it is well written, will fit any job you are interested in and focuses on what you will do for the company
  • WHY NOT try to “show” your objective through your style/design (if you have a well defined identity, it should come through.)
  • REFERENCES upon request is optional (it’s considered a given)
  • GPA/honors etc. may or may not be important—be cautious. Don’t use unless you really think it’s appropriate
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It’s 2008

And I am proud to announce that my personal blog is up and running.

Please view whenever you’re bored, curious or simply have nowhere else to surf on the net(impossible, i know).

Thank you and of course, Happy new year! I wish you all the best this year.
Christine Vo
CEO, Founder
cDesigner Graphics

Bram Pitoyo, Christine Vo, Hermicar Gaxiola

Dear Bram + Hermi

I would like to CONGRATULATE both Bram Pitoyo and Hermicar Gaxiola upon their Graduation. These two were more than just my colleagues, they were amazing, amazing designers and had done spectacular things while attending the Art Institute of Portland. They never fail to amaze me and I cannot express how much I am honored to have had the opportunity to go through most of my education with them.  Thank you for everything you’ve done and again, congratulations guys and I look forward to seeing you two bloom into what you’ve worked so hard for. Good luck!

Christine Vo
CEO, Founder
cDesigner Graphics